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Where is God calling De Smet Jesuit?


Introducing De Smet Jesuit's strategic vision for the future.

Over the last school year we worked to develop our strategic priorities that will allow us to live out God’s invitation to our school. We are a community of faith comprised of educators, students, parents, alumni, and benefactors who are passionately committed to our mission to form men for others. On April 5, 2023, our strategic vision that will guide De Smet Jesuit for the future was unanimously approved by the De Smet Jesuit Board of Trustees. We have deep confidence that God invites De Smet Jesuit to be Jesuit and Catholic, to deliver academic excellence, to care for the whole person and to form men for others.  This initiative is our way of answering God's call to De Smet Jesuit to send men for others out into the world to change the world for the greater glory of God.

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Catholic & Jesuit

Meaningful experiences begin with companionship, an inspiring mission, and a pervasive sense of gratitude.

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Academic Excellence

Each person brings valuable experiences to our school community.

Care for the Whole Person

The totality of who we are as humans is honored, respected, and cultivated at De Smet Jesuit High School.

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Men for Others

Our motto – men for others — invites us into an education that requires us to be hope-filled and engaged in our vibrant world.

Let us continue to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and direction as we make this vision a reality. We can move forward with confidence that the Lord who inspired these holy desires will bring them to fulfillment. Fr. Ronny O'Dwyer, S.J.

Strategic Pillars